Zimbabwe abandons debt relief initiative

The Zimbabwe government has abandoned its plan to access a debt relief facility under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, meant to resolve its unsustainable debt, Business Times repo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 June 2022


Inflationary pressures choke Zimbabwe industry

A rising bout of inflation is posing a severe threat to Zimbabwe's industries amid growing fears most companies will struggle to restock, which could potentially trigger a significant reduction in pro...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 June 2022


Bureaux De Changes to trade through a centralised system

Bureaux De Changes will be required to trade only through an online retail foreign currency platform with the trades being fed in real-time to a central monitoring server, according to new rules which...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 March 2020


IMF says Zimbabwe economy to contract 7.1% in 2019

The International Monetary Fund is projecting Zimbabwe's economy to contract 7.1% in 2019 but will recover in 2020 to a moderate growth of 2.7% and 2.2% in 2021.  The projections are in line with...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 October 2019


Exchange rate policy consistency remains elusive for Zimbabwe

The issue of the exchange rate has progressively become the focal point of local economic discourse as uncertainty continues to grip the country's future. Following the accelerated depreciation in the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 September 2019


Zimbabwe imports drop 31%

Zimbabwe's imports for the first four months of the year to April 2019 dropped 31 percent to US$1,5 billion from US$2,2 billion registered in the same period last year, as the country's import bill co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 June 2019


Economists dismiss Ncube's US$443 million budget surplus

Economists, John Robertson, Persistence Gwanyanya and Prosper Chitambara have dismissed Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube's budget surplus of US$443 million recorded in the first quarter of 2019 for fail...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


RBZ increases cash injections to $150m

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya says the central bank has increased the foreign currency injections into the economy by 50% to $150 million a month to ease forex shortages.This came am...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 July 2018


Economists ponder Zimdollar return

ZIMBABWE will have to use the parallel market rate to determine the official exchange rate when it introduces a new currency, economic commentators have said.The country adopted a multi-currency syste...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2018


'Cash shortages will end,' says Mnangagwa

Government will soon unveil systematic measures to comprehensively address cash shortages, while introduction of a local currency will remain a long-term objective, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 June 2018


World Bank finalises funding for Zimbabwe

The World Bank is concluding funding requirements for Zimbabwe as part of processes to start lending to the southern African country, Finance and Economic Planning Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said....

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 June 2018


Trade deficit destabilises economy

THE widening trade deficit which reached almost US$1 billion in the first four months of 2018 continues to wreak havoc on the deepening economic crisis despite government's repeated claim that the cou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


Boost for Zimbabwe infrastructure

Zimbabwe has received a massive infrastructure boost after the country last week became the nineteenth member state of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) - the continent's leading infrastructure dev...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018


Forex crisis weighs on Zimbabwe economy

THE depletion of banks' nostros accounts, used to fund foreign payments, created serious settlement problems for international payments and resulted in most banks having a backlog for telegraphic tran...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 March 2018


Zimbabwe strikes World Bank deal

Zimbabwe is on the verge of breakthrough to start receiving concessionary finding support from the World Bank for the first time in nearly two decades after the Bretton Woods institution agreed to eng...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 January 2018


Zimbabweans stash $1 billion offshore

FUNDS held by Zimbabweans in offshore banks rose to US$1 billion last year, having declined to US$300 million four years ago, following escalating political risk and uncertainty at home, Reserve Bank ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 December 2017


Consumer goods prices continue to soar

Zimbabwe consumer prices are surging as basics mark their fastest rise this year, with experts blaming the rise on profiteering by retailers.The price of beef soared month-on-month to $7,50 per kg thi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017


Zim trade deficit narrows to $1,56 billion

ZIMBABWE'S trade deficit narrowed by 28% to $1,56 billion in the 10 months of the year on the back of increased exports despite an uptick in imports, latest trade data from the national statistics age...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2017


Zimbabwe-SA trade deficit shrinks by 32%

THE trade deficit between Zimbabwe and South Africa narrowed by 32% to $98 million in the first eight months of the year, after exports increased by 15%, latest trade data from the Zimbabwe Statistica...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 September 2017


MDC Alliance targets $100 billion economy

FORMER finance minister and MDC Alliance principal, Tendi Biti, says the alliance government is targeting at a $100 billion economy which will create mass employment, NewZimbabwe.com reported.Speaking...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 September 2017


Re-introducing Zimdollar will be economic suicide

THE adoption of bond notes as official currency would worsen the parallel market, thereby, quickening inflation, analysts have warned.Last week, government's top adviser on ease of doing business refo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 September 2017


'Zim heading towards de-dollarisation'

THE central bank's decision to more than double the size of its bond-note programme to $500 million confirms the country is headed towards de jure de-dollarisation, which threatens to accelerate infla...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 September 2017


Zim economy rebound pie in the sky

ZIMBABWE'S economy continues to be in the doldrums despite the government claiming it is on the rebound, industry officials have said.Over the years, government officials have been talking about an ec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 September 2017


Zim trade deficit narrows to $1.2bn in 7 months

ZIMBABWE'S trade deficit narrowed by 21 percent to $1,2 billion in the first seven months of the year, latest trade data from the statistics agency shows.Figures from the Zimbabwe Statistics Agency (Z...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 August 2017


Gold set to make Zim economy self-sufficient

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says the production of about four tonnes of gold a month could help the country's economy become more self-sufficient.Speaking to guests at a fundraising dinner host...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 August 2017

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